Alberta Mirror

Kenney feeling more positive in his power

Key takeaway: 

  • Political expert states unity continues a problem within the party. 
  • Alberta Premier Jason Kenney addresses after the United Conservative Party yearly conference in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.

Alberta premier Jason Kenney’s confidence: 

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is moving from his party’s yearly general conference feeling more positive in his power, notwithstanding low endorsement ratings and public opposition amongst conservative political opponents and party MLAs.

The United Conservative Party covered up its first in-person meeting in two years Sunday. 

Kenney started the weekend having low fame ratings and charges on his power. But he informed reporters Sunday that he heard nothing but help in Calgary.

“I feel more confident about my leadership today than, frankly, I have in a very long time,” Kenney stated during a press conference.

Some United Conservative MLAs have openly probed the premier lately. Brian Jean, the previous Wildrose Party Leader who is asking the UCP nomination to work for the vacant Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche MLA seat, has asked for Kenney to step down as party leader.

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Twenty-two constituency organisations also just stated motions requesting for a review of Kenney’s power ere March.

A decision, drafted by the Edmonton North West constituency association, was shown at the conference Friday. It suggested increasing the number of constituency associations that wanted to ask for a leadership review from 22 to 29, making it more difficult to start such a review.

The decision failed, however, only getting 57 per cent help. It required 75 per cent to succeed.

A leadership review was slated for any time in April.

But the resolution failing indicates the UCP board of directors has to choose what to do about the letter from the 22 constituencies, Duane Bratt, a political scientist at Mount Royal University, reported CBC News.

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